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Can MPXV5100DP measure the pressure of pure CO2 gas?

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I am designing a system that adds pure CO2 gas to a chamber.  The CO2 gas pressures are within the sensor's pressure rating.

Will the sensor have any problems measuring CO2 gas?  Will its lifetime be affected?

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Hi,

Thank you for writing. In general, our pressure sensors were designed and are warranted for use in clean dry air only. Our media compatibility disclaimer suggests that our customers are responsible for determining media compatibility in other environments. Customers are urged to conduct their own in-house evaluations and characterizations to determine if our devices are suitable for use in their non-clean dry air environment.

 

We do not have any test data to share in regard to use in CO2, but is unlikely to have an issue. Although we don't have any data, we do not foresee a concern with media compatibility and a CO2 environment.  You may want to conduct your own in-house to evaluate the device for suitability in your application.

The gel coating on the die should not come in contact with moisture as when wet, the gel can swell and cause unreliable readings. The gel must remain intact as it protects the active surface of the die and wire bonds from oxidation.

 

Some customers place a silicone grease fill over the P1 surface to protect the die and gel coat. A physical barrier can also be placed between the sensor and the media as to isolate the sensor.

The grease fill is done under vacuum to avoid air bubbles. Usually, an offset calibration is necessary because the grease creates some mechanical stress that may shift the offset value.

 

We can suggest Gelest as a supplier for the silicone grease:

Gelest, Inc.

11 East Steel Road

Morrisville, PA 19067

(215)5 47-1015

http://www.gelest.com

 

Again, use of the device in any non-clean dry air environment will result in the warranty being voided.

The same is true when modifying a device by adding silicone grease.

 

Media Compatibility Disclaimer:

"NXP has tested media tolerant sensor devices in selected solutions or environments and test results are based on particular conditions and procedures selected by NXP. Customers are advised that the results may vary for actual service conditions. Customers are cautioned that they are responsible to determine the media compatibility of sensor devices in their applications and the foreseeable use and misuses of their applications."

 

Thank you for your interest in NXP Semiconductor products and for the opportunity to serve you.

Regards,

Jose

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NXP TechSupport

Hi,

Thank you for writing. In general, our pressure sensors were designed and are warranted for use in clean dry air only. Our media compatibility disclaimer suggests that our customers are responsible for determining media compatibility in other environments. Customers are urged to conduct their own in-house evaluations and characterizations to determine if our devices are suitable for use in their non-clean dry air environment.

 

We do not have any test data to share in regard to use in CO2, but is unlikely to have an issue. Although we don't have any data, we do not foresee a concern with media compatibility and a CO2 environment.  You may want to conduct your own in-house to evaluate the device for suitability in your application.

The gel coating on the die should not come in contact with moisture as when wet, the gel can swell and cause unreliable readings. The gel must remain intact as it protects the active surface of the die and wire bonds from oxidation.

 

Some customers place a silicone grease fill over the P1 surface to protect the die and gel coat. A physical barrier can also be placed between the sensor and the media as to isolate the sensor.

The grease fill is done under vacuum to avoid air bubbles. Usually, an offset calibration is necessary because the grease creates some mechanical stress that may shift the offset value.

 

We can suggest Gelest as a supplier for the silicone grease:

Gelest, Inc.

11 East Steel Road

Morrisville, PA 19067

(215)5 47-1015

http://www.gelest.com

 

Again, use of the device in any non-clean dry air environment will result in the warranty being voided.

The same is true when modifying a device by adding silicone grease.

 

Media Compatibility Disclaimer:

"NXP has tested media tolerant sensor devices in selected solutions or environments and test results are based on particular conditions and procedures selected by NXP. Customers are advised that the results may vary for actual service conditions. Customers are cautioned that they are responsible to determine the media compatibility of sensor devices in their applications and the foreseeable use and misuses of their applications."

 

Thank you for your interest in NXP Semiconductor products and for the opportunity to serve you.

Regards,

Jose

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